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World Amazon was selling shoes using the N-word until a UK lawmaker complained

15:30  04 august  2020
15:30  04 august  2020 Source:   cnn.com

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Amazon has again found itself amid a swirl of controversy, after online shoppers spotted that the e-commerce giant has been selling a pair of brown shoes that used the N - word to The rest of the description featured a range of grammatical and spelling errors, but broadly read like a normal shoe ad.

Amazon Hawking U . K . Shoes N - Word Used to Describe Color!!! 1:34 PM PT -- Amazon has pulled the item, telling us, "All sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who do not will be subject to action including potential removal of their account.

Amazon has removed a post selling shoes described as "n***er brown" after a British lawmaker discovered the listing while shopping online, prompting calls for tighter controls on Amazon's item descriptions.

David Lammy wearing a suit and tie: David Lammy is a member of parliament for the Labour Party. © Ray Tang/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images David Lammy is a member of parliament for the Labour Party.

"Just buying brown brogues tonight leads to this racist micro aggression. Is it 2020 or 1720? Please ⁦⁦@amazon⁩ take it down," wrote David Lammy on Monday, alongside a picture of the item description.

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Amazon entered the selling scene in the early 2000s, and originally people could only use the Sellers must receive approval to sell clothing, shoes , handbags, automotive items, and many more For example, a seller could be selling Dunkin' Donuts coffee on Amazon , that they had purchased on

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Almost 90 minutes later, Lammy tweeted again, thanking Amazon for removing the product. But he added: "Given the item has been on sale since March what systems do you have in place for reviewing descriptions and not allowing offensive terms to be posted in the first place? This is not the first time."

An Amazon spokesperson told CNN that the product is no longer available.

"All sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who do not will be subject to action including potential removal of their account," said the spokesperson in a statement.

Amazon has previously acted to remove offensive items from its marketplace.

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You may see a number of different availability estimates at Amazon .co. uk . These estimates apply only to items sold and dispatched by Amazon . For example, we estimate that pre-order items imported from the United States will dispatch 7 days after the release date.

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In January 2019, Amazon pulled more than a dozen products after receiving complaints that the items were offensive to Muslims. And in December, the company removed a number of Christmas ornaments featuring images of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Lammy is a member of parliament for the Labour party and an outspoken campaigner on racial inequality.

Earlier on Monday, he also tweeted about racist abuse he had received on Twitter, urging the social media giant to be "faster" at "removing hate."

London's Metropolitan Police replied to Lammy's tweet, inviting him to contact them to discuss the post.

Lammy's call was echoed by Priti Patel, UK Home Secretary and Conservative MP, who replied to him calling out the "awful racist abuse" he had faced. "As I have said before, @Twitter must take decisive action against this sort of vile content much faster," wrote Patel.

A Twitter spokesperson told CNN that there is no place for racist behavior on the service.

"We have policies in place that address abuse and harassment, violent threats, and hateful conduct," said the spokesperson in a statement. "If we identify accounts that violate any of these rules, we'll take enforcement action. This account in question has been suspended for violating our Hateful Conduct policy."

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